Longtime Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones may be moving to network TV in the fall. THR reports that Jones has landed one of the lead roles in Love Is Relative, a single-camera comedy created by Dan Mazer, Sacha Baron Cohen’s former writing partner who wrote on Borat, Brüno, and Da Ali G Show. Love Is Relative follows a husband (Jones) and wife (Leslie Bibb) who start to second-guess their marriage when her just-divorced brother (standup Barry Rothbart) moves in with them.
If NBC orders Love Is Relative to series, Jones would leave The Daily Show, where he’s been a correspondent since 2005. The Daily Show recently lost correspondents Al Madrigal and John Oliver to NBC’s About a Boy and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, respectively, leaving the show with a slim five-person news team (Jones, Samantha Bee, Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, and newcomer Jordan Klepper). Last season, Jones starred in the ABC pilot Divorce: A Love Story, but it didn’t get picked up.